The Fetal Medicine Foundation

The Fetal Medicine Foundation is a charitable organisation at the forefront of research, education and training in fetal medicine. It is supported by The Fetal Medicine Centre and by private donations.   We understand registration is free and there is a wealth of on line education courses which are free of charge and appropriate for healthcare professionals.

The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

The journal for continuing professional development from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. You can access its content with your RCOG username and password.

StratOG

Enjoy the StratOG.net experience alongside your clinical duties. Remind yourself of the learning objectives you must achieve, watch video clips, listen to discussions, view animations, read relevant articles, discuss issues with colleagues using the discussion boards and then test yourself using the self-assessments.

SWOT

The original South West O&G trainees' website

Severn Deanery

The Severn Deanery’s main activity is the recruitment and assessment of hospital based trainee doctors in Somerset, Avon and Gloucestershire.

Deaneries

The deaneries are responsible for the management and delivery of postgraduate medical education and for the continuing professional development of all doctors and dentists. This includes ensuring that all training posts provide the necessary opportunities for doctors and dentists in training to realise their full potential and provide high quality patient care. The deaneries are also responsible for trainers, educational supervisors and educational leaders, their training needs and educational development.

South West Regional Fetal Medicine Unit Network

The Regional Fetal Medicine Unit Network provides a comprehensive range of Fetal Medicine services for the region and beyond.

RCOG

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists website.

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

The Academy’s role is to promote, facilitate and where appropriate co-ordinate the work of the Medical Royal Colleges and their Faculties for the benefit of patients and healthcare. The Academy comprises the Presidents of the Medical Royal Colleges and Faculties who meet regularly to agree direction.

ENTOG

ENTOG stands for European Network of Trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is a Europe wide organisation.

Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care (FFPRHC)

BMA

The BMA is the independent trade union and professional association for doctors and medical students, with over 140,000 members worldwide.

GMC

The GMC is the independent regulatory body responsible for postgraduate medical education and training

Doctors.Net

Doctors.net.uk is the largest, most active medical network in the UK. Created by doctors for doctors, it is now the most popular, trusted medical channel enabling communication to and between 156,183 doctors, all day every day.

Careers Support

Developing effective career management skills is an essential requirement if you are to thrive in the world of medicine. It is never too early to begin developing these skills and, with the rapid changes in medical career opportunities, having a strategy to cope with change and transition will prove invaluable. This link from the Severn Deanery website aims to help you at whatever point in you are in your career pathway. It includes information and resources, as well as signposting you to other sources of information. In addition the following services are also available to those doctors currently in training in the Severn Deanery region: 

  • 1-1 confidential, impartial careers guidance
  • Career Management Workshops
  • Careers Information
  • Careers Advice via email

Trainee Support

The Severn Deanery is responsible for the training of doctors across the region and for dealing with any issues that arise during this training. To help trainees and supervisors with concerns, the Severn Deanery has a Trainee Support service.

The Severn Deanery is committed to the personal and professional development of you as a trainee. Furthermore, we are committed to providing high quality support when needed in order to help you achieve your full potential.

This link from the Severn Deanery website aims to help you understand what guidance is available to you if you require additional support whilst in your training programme. It aims to provide you with some background information, an overview of who you should contact as well as providing you with resources and further useful information.

In all cases, the Deanery and anyone else involved will work in a supportive and professional manner in order to ensure you have been provided with every opportunity and resource necessary to successfully complete your training.